How to Naturally Paint Easter Eggs

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  How to Naturally Paint Easter Eggs

One of the most recognizable symbol from Easter is the Easter egg. And this is no accident. Since ancient times, the egg is a symbol of new life, a symbol of spring and fertility. Even in Ancient Persia people gave each other eggs during the days of the vernal equinox, which fell into the beginning of the new year. Painting eggs can be a lot of fun for the whole family. You don’t need to buy commercial food coloring when you can use all natural methods.

How to Naturally Paint Easter Eggs

How to paint eggs in the onion peel

Onion peel – famous and accessible at all times. The eggs can be painted in colors from yellow to red-brown. The color depends on the concentration of the decoction. First of all, prepare a decoction of onion peel (the more peel, the better), give it time to brew. Do not forget to thoroughly wash the eggs and after that put them in the onion peel water. Bring the whole thing to a boil and cook after boiling for 10 minutes, remove and dry them. If you rub the eggs with any oil, it will give them a nice shine.

Using herbs as a template

The leaves of parsley or any other fresh herbs can serve as a template. To do this, place the small leaves on top of the egg shells so that you can get the desired picture and carefully stick the egg into an old synthetic sock or nylon tights. Tie carefully so that leaves are tightly concentrated on the egg, and then place the eggs in a decoction of onion peel. When you take the eggs out, they will have picturesque white patterns – prints of leaves. Instead of leaves of parsley, you can take any other leaf.

Using rice and vegetable juices for color and design

Another smart trick is to roll wet eggs in rice, cover tightly with nylon or cheese cloth (as in the previous version around the edges) and boil them in the onion peel water. The eggs become brown with bright spots.
You can also rub the juice of beets, carrots, or spinach onto the boiled eggs.
Put the eggs in a saucepan, cover with water. Add a teaspoon of vinegar. Boil for 15 minutes with natural coloring additives:

light-red – beet or blueberries
orange – onions
light-yellow – oranges or lemons, carrots
yellow –  turmeric,  walnut shells
light green-spinach leaves
green – green apples
blue –  red cabbage leaves
beige or brown – coffee

If you want the eggs to be more bright,  put them in the same broth overnight in the refrigerator.

You can also wrap eggs with  multicolored thread, then they have fun designs.

You can also paint Easter eggs inside. You need to boil them for 3 minutes.  Then take them out and pierce the shell with a needle. Then add cinnamon or coriander and boil them for some time until ready.

Have fun!

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